Welcome to Manchester Handball Club

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About the Club

Manchester Handball Club was founded in 2003 and quickly became one of the most successful handball clubs in the UK.

We are committed to providing a fun, friendly environment for players of all ages and abilities to come together and take part in the sport of handball. Read more...

Join Us

Whether you're completely new or have played for years, contact us and come and play handball in Manchester! Check out our training times or come along to one of our free taster sessions.

We currently have a Super 8 Men's Team, a Development League Men's Team, and a Northern League Women's Team, but are always looking for new members to come and try the sport.

Latest News

21-08-2016 - I AM Team GB Handball Taster!

I AM Team GB!

Got the handball bug after watching the Olympics, or just fancy taking part in a new sport? Either way, we’ve got good news for you!

Saturday 27th August is I Am Team GB day, so to celebrate, we’re running a FREE open handball session at Sugden Sports Centre, Manchester, 12:30-2:30pm.

Whether you’ve played before, or are completely new to handball, don’t worry – everyone is welcome! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us, but here’s a couple of FAQs that might be useful…

Can I come by myself/bring friends?

The session will involve everyone playing in mixed teams, so either is completely fine. Nobody will be left alone, we’re a friendly bunch!

What should I wear?

Indoor sports clothing is recommended. Shorts and a t-shirt are ideal, with regular trainers to run in (indoor court shoes with grip are best if you have them).

What should I bring?

As an indoor sport, handball can get quite warm in summer, so a water bottle is recommended!

I want to come, but can’t make that date. Are there any other opportunities to join in?

Of course! – our training starts in September, and there’ll be sessions for both beginners and more experienced players. Just get in touch!


20-08-2016 - Join us!

Excited for handball after watching the Olympics? You’re not alone! Our new season starts in September, so stay tuned for information on when we’ll be training.

Whether you’re experienced or totally new to the sport, everyone is welcome – click here to contact us, and we’ll keep you up to date with times and dates so that you can join in!


23-01-2016 - Men’s 1st Team and Women In Action Today

It’s a busy day of handball for two of our teams today.

The men’s 1st team start their EHA National Cup campaign against Cambridge HC and will be hoping to improve on last years semi-final place.  The game takes place at Oldham Leisure Centre (Middleton Road, Oldham, OL9 6AF) and throw off is at 1:30pm.  It’s free to come along and watch.

Meanwhile our women’s team travel to the Leeds Futsal Arena to take on Leeds Hornets in the last game of the first part of the league.  Throw off is at 2:30pm.


16-01-2016 - Welcome 2016!

Welcome 2016!
We kick start with lots of new matches and training sessions in the New Year! Why don’t you join us for one of our many different handball sessions around Manchester or check out a local handball match!

On Mondays we run sessions for the women’s team along with beginners/U16s at Burnage Academy. Our University section also runs sessions for students at Sugden Sports Centre on Mondays.
On Tuesdays our two men’s teams take over the sports hall at Burnage for training.
Tuesdays is also when we run Junior Handball sessions at Salford City Academy.
On Thursdays all 3 of our senior teams are training at the National Cycling Centre and we round off the week with Junior Handball sessions every Friday for under 14s and under 18s at Parrs Wood High School.

You can find a detailed list of training times, days and venue addresses by clicking here!


21-09-2015 - MHC Beginner Sessions! Starting tonight!

After popular demand during summer for our handball taster sessions, we’re delighted to be starting Sportivate Handball sessions for beginners on a weekly basis! Starting Sept 21st 2015!

You can have little or no experience! Just join in and we’ll teach you the basics! We have fun together in a friendly group and get fitter by playing the fast paced game of handball!

Join us on Mondays at 7:30-9pm at Burnage Academy Sports Hall, Burnage Lane, Manchester, M19 1ER.

Hope to see you all there!


Manchester Handball Club is sponsored by

  • Accessoryo
  • Sports Injury Clinic
  • Stolen Lamb
  • JTS Group
  • Screwplan Ltd